Tag: energy

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

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The New Thai Village

One Bangkok, is a $3.5 billion, 16.7-acre mixed-use development project from Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, one of Thailand’s richest businessman. Mr. Sirivadhanabhakdi has recently joined forces with architecture office SOM to develop the first LEED Platinum certification for a Neighborhood Development…

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Optimal Battery

Biological scientists are developing new materials inspired by leaf veins. These materials are making ‘energy transfer’ extremely efficient. The concept is now being translated to improve rechargeable battery performance allowing them to last much longer and charged more rapidly. (a)…

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Stickbulb

RUX Design Studio have designed an innovative and diverse modern LED lighting fixture they call ‘Stickbulb’. The fixture is made locally in New York from material reclaimed from the city. The design innovation lies in the interchangeable wooden LED ‘stick…

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GREEN ROOM

SPACE10 is a future-living lab and exhibition space in Copenhagen. They recently developed and are offering ‘open-source’ plans for a spherical farm pod called the ‘Growroom’. Designed by architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, the Growroom can free people to…

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Bird Airport

More than 50 million birds take flight from the Antarctic along the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) every year. With the EAAF route progressively ‘urbanizing’ a little bit more each year, populations of endangered water-birds that use the route are also…

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Here is another vid we found extremely intriguing! It shows five cool approaches to futuristic living. Some have been operationalized and can house occupants. Others remains simply conceptual. All are inspirational. Enjoy!

FUTURO 1

Here is a vid well-worth watching! It demonstrates a range of futuristic technological possibilities (some of which already exist or are underway). We found the short vid to be both informative and inspirational. Learn! Enjoy!

ON AUTO-PILOT

If ‘Auto Blog’, the United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation authority are to be believed, then Dubai is aiming to launch ‘air-taxis’ by the middle of 2017. They tested their ‘Ehang 184’ at the three-day World Government Summit lending the…

Vertical Veg

Producing a total of 80 tons of veggies a year, this 10,000 m2 futuristic vertical-farm in Singapore was founded by Panasonic. The system uses LED lighting to support indoor-farming strategies that avoid many of the problems associated with the normal…